THE LHS field hockey team’s strong season ended with a 2-1 loss in overtime to Hopedale on Nov. 7. The Pioneers, pictured here before their 2-1 state tourney win over Ipswich on Nov. 2, finished the season with an overall record of 12-8-2. (Courtesy Photo)
By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI
HOPEDALE — On Nov. 7, the Lynnfield High field hockey team traveled 51 miles southwest to Hopedale for a MIAA Division 4 state tournament Round of 16 game.
The season ended in heartbreaking fashion for the Pioneers as they lost, 2-1, in overtime.
Emma Gosselin was the hero for the Blue Raiders scoring off a corner with less than two minutes remaining in the overtime session.
That tally, assisted by Emily Frohm, set off a big celebration as the Blue Raiders swarmed Gosselin.
With the loss, the 10th-seeded Pioneers ended the year at 12-8-2. The 7th seeded Blue Raiders, meanwhile, ended up losing their next game as they fell to a team the Pioneers are very familiar with, Manchester-Essex, in the quarterfinal round on Nov. 10.
The 2nd-seeded Hornets won that game, 5-0, as the Blue Raiders ended the year at
Manchester-Essex will play Monomoy in the state semifinals on Wednesday, 5 p.m. at Hingham High.